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Old 3rd August 2006, 13:48
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Thanks guys for the latest - and my apology for the late response (Broadband connection problems again! I must remember to pay the bill!!)

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Old 1st September 2006, 23:03
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Brian, I don't know if you're still collecting these cases.

Here are two new (for me) ones in the Pacific:

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraf...alexander.html

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/f6f/25839.html
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Old 2nd September 2006, 11:19
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Hi Laurent

Yes, I certainly am. I am also aware of these two incidents but not in such detail. The 'famous pilot' mentioned was, if you don't already know, Pappy Boyington.

I am looking forward to your continuation of French friendly fire incidents from 1940!

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Old 11th September 2006, 00:11
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Sgt Ronald David Baker 518293 buried in Letchworth cemetary, Hertfordshire, was a BoB pilot who was the victim of friendly fire. While on convoy patrol on 11/08/40 he was shot down by a lone Spitfire. He baled out but was dead when found. He was with 56 Sqdn.
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Old 11th September 2006, 18:16
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Thanks Bev - I do have note of that incident.

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Old 12th September 2006, 15:23
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Hi Norman

Do forgive me for not responding to your kind offer earlier! Yes, should you be able to obtain copies of those files, I would be eternally grateful. vI hope that I am not too late for you to do this for me.

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Old 13th September 2006, 23:35
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Hi Brian,

Just surfing the net and came across this incident.

Consolidated B-24D-15-CF Liberator 42-63970 (93rd BG, 330th BS) developed engine trouble right after takeoff Jan 31, 1944 and tried to return. Fearful of jettisoning bombs, crew headed the plane out to sea and bailed out. Plane smoothed out and continued to circle around for some time. RAF had to shoot the plane down.

It comes from here:

http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_3a.html

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Old 14th September 2006, 21:53
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If you look at my recent posts, there is a case of 'friendly fire' there that you may be interested in.
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Old 14th September 2006, 23:06
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Hi Bev

I did acknowledge your contribution on Post 285! But thanks again, anyway


Hi Alex - thanks for that one - another wee dram I owe you!!

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Old 16th September 2006, 00:13
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Hi guys

Sometime ago I posted details of a Lysander (T1456 from 148 Squadron) shot down in error by a P-51 some 30 miles north-east of Venice on 22/11/44. It now transpires that the errant pilot was a black American, so presumably from either 322 FG or 99FS. Has anyone unit records that may provide more detail?

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